Definitions for: Pulp


[n] the soft inner part of a tooth
[n] an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
[n] any soft or soggy mass; "he pounded it to a pulp"
[n] a soft moist part of a fruit
[n] a mixture of cellulose fibers
[v] reduce to pulp; "pulp fruit"
[v] remove the pulp from, as from a fruit



Webster (1913) Definition: Pulp, n. [L. pulpa flesh, pith, pulp of fruit: cf. F.
pulpe.]
A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft,
undissolved animal or vegetable matter. Specifically:
(a) (Anat.) A tissue or part resembling pulp; especially, the
soft, highly vascular and sensitive tissue which fills
the central cavity, called the pulp cavity, of teeth.
(b) (Bot.) The soft, succulent part of fruit; as, the pulp of
a grape.
(c) The exterior part of a coffee berry. --B. Edwards.
(d) The material of which paper is made when ground up and
suspended in water.


Pulp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pulping.]
1. To reduce to pulp.

2. To deprive of the pulp, or integument.

The other mode is to pulp the coffee immediately as
it comes from the tree. By a simple machine a man
will pulp a bushel in a minute. --B. Edwards.

Synonyms: flesh, mush, pulp magazine

See Also: bagasse, bray, cellulose, comminute, crunch, grind, mag, magazine, mash, mass, parenchyma, plant tissue, take out, tooth, vascular structure, wood pulp

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